Roland DG TrueVIS printers take trio of top awards
Three models of the Roland DG TrueVIS series wide-format inkjet printer cutters have earned top honours in three categories of the 2020 Pick Awards from Keypoint Intelligence’s Buyers Laboratory.
This marks the second year in a row that Roland DG has earned top honours. The previous TrueVIS VG series won two 2019 Pick Awards.
Taking first place in the Outstanding Gamut Expansion Eco-Solvent/Latex 54"/64" Printer category was the VG2 series 8-colour printer/cutters with orange ink (CMYKLcLmLkOr).
In the Outstanding Enhanced CMYK Eco-Solvent/Latex 54"/64" Printer category, it was the VG2 series 8-colour printer/cutters with White ink (CMYKLcLmLkWh).
And in the Outstanding Entry-Level CMYK Eco-Solvent/Latex 54"/64" Printer category, the just-launched SG2 series 4-colour printer/cutters (CMYK) took the gold.
Founded in 1961, Buyers Lab is the world’s leading independent provider of testing and analysis for the document imaging industry and has been evaluating equipment for business users for 50 years.
The latest test reports on wide-format eco-solvent and latex inkjet printers covered products from a wide range of international manufacturers and involved comprehensive, rigorous evaluations of various aspects, including print quality, productivity and usability.
Buyers Lab’s Director of EMEA/Asia Research & Lab Services David Sweetnam summed up Roland DG’s TrueVIS Series printer cutters as capable of reproducing vibrant graphics with photographic quality even at high speed. "It features a host of technical advantages to help create graphics that will truly captivate, and it is capable of printing smooth and balanced gradations across a wide colour gamut, with accurate and reliable colour reproduction," he said.
"Models equipped with orange ink also exceeded the Adobe RGB colour space in the orange region of the spectrum, which earned it a top score amongst the products tested," Sweetnam added. "Pantone colour matching capabilities ensure superior colour reproduction even with four-colour models, which means colour matching of corporate colours that had traditionally been considered difficult can now be done quickly and easily. Another point to note is that this high level of reproduction is achieved not only in high-quality print modes, but also in high-productivity print modes. The series is designed to make work easier for operators, and these printers deliver exceptionally high quality and practicality that are sure to meet the strict demands of professional users involved in the production of signs and graphics."
Roland DG’s digital printing business division president Kohei Tanabe said, "We developed the TrueVIS series with the goal of creating a printer capable of delivering the Power to Excite to leave a lasting impression on people. The new lineup has already earned recognition from organisations and at events throughout the digital printing industry since it was launched in March. These latest results are further evidence that the TrueVIS series is a winner when it comes to quality reproduction - a feat that we are indeed proud of. We are committed to developing products that allow customers to unleash their imagination with creative possibilities, as well as helping to bring advancements to the digital printing industry."
Roland DG’s TrueVIS series comprises five models, including the high-end VG2 series and entry level SG2 series, with new TR2 ink and the True Rich Color preset. Since being first released in March 2019, the TrueVIS series has earned an Innovation Award at the 2019 ISA International Sign Expo in Las Vegas, and a Best Print & Cut Solution in the EDP (European Digital Press Association) Awards. Most recently, the VG2 series won SGIA Product of the Year Awards in the Roll-to-Roll/Solvent/Latex (under 80 inches) and Digital Inks – Eco-Solvent/Solvent/Latex categories.